Education, business, parents, young people, this is for you!

Developing the Young Workforce want to transform how businesses and education engage in West Lothian. Why?
Well, apart from helping young people to develop their skills, we know that employer involvement in education makes business sense.

This is where you come in!

We’d like nothing more than to pack a punch in the local area - developed by West Lothian, for West Lothian. We want to keep it simple and hit the mark. That’s where you come in. We want to hear your ideas on how DYW can best link businesses, education and young people. What would help you to connect? We really do want to hear it. Big or small, warts and all.

We’re all ears!

Are you a local business with an idea you want to implement?
Are you a young person who knows what activities will inspire you?
Your feedback is safe. Your contact details will not be shared outwith the DYW team.


What we do

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein

Bringing the world of work to life at an early stage is enabling a range of industries to attract bright young talent already on their doorstep. Just one interaction can have an immense impact on businesses and young people alike. However, for Developing the Young Workforce to achieve its full potential in West Lothian, we know how important it is to listen to those directly involved. That’s why we have created our Think Box – DYW’s unique platform for capturing West Lothian’s Eureka moments.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

We have all been asked this question at some point. Yet many of us probably didn’t know that our current jobs – or current employers – even existed. Our aim is for local businesses to show young people that their dream job might just be one they haven’t even heard of yet!


Our people


We already have some fantastic board members in our quest to bridge the gap between youth and employment. It’s an absolute pleasure to have these people on the board and we value the time, support and contribution they give us, and ultimately you.

  • Almond
  • AIB
  • First
  • Lareine
  • Macrae
  • CITB
  • Mitsubishi
  • SDS
  • SRUC
  • The Chamber
  • West Lothian College
  • West Lothian Council


Working Hours

Mon-Fri: 09:00–17:00
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Phone & Email

Phone : 01506 414 808
Mobile : 07894 592 681